Parshah Bo: The Power of Awareness

Reconciling the concept of divinity with the ruthless slaughter of infants can prove a barrier of significant challenge, and one that may even be insurmountable. We are called to do so when reading this week’s parshah, and we are also asked to do so when viewing the morning’s global news report. Innocent people, many of […]

Secular Jews And What I Mean By The Term “God”

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I get a gnawing sense that when I talk about God, my secular Jewish friends hear, “la la la la la la la la”. When I read atheist blogs, or comments on religious Facebook posts, I see this wild disconnect between what people of faith mean by God, and what atheist think we mean about […]

The G-d Project and Parshat Ki Tavo

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Today is The Big Drop at The G-d Project: over one hundred videos of Jews across the country talking about…well…God! We are so thrilled by the response we have already received about The G-d Project and look forward to you checking out the videos. This is an ongoing project, with new videos posting every single […]

The G-d Project: What We Are Learning About the Jewish People

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Over at The G-d Project, we have posted a first glimpse into our finding on what the Jewish people really think about G-d, Jewish spirituality and identity. While it’s best to watch the videos directly on our website, we wanted to share a few interesting “talking points” that seem to come up consistently in our interviews: […]

Too Much, or Not Enough

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Tragically, a family in my neighborhood lost their house this weekend to fire. Everyone escaped without injury (thank God), but the house and its contents are likely a total loss. The fire probably started because something was left turned-on over Shabbat and caught fire, which spread to the rest of the house. The fire started […]